Inis Meáin is a favorite of mine, especially when it comes to traditional Irish knits– they know what they are doing. This small knitwear company has been employing local knitters for over 30 years and it also shares the same name as the island upon which the factory is situated. They knit a wide array of traditional fisherman style knits but they also make sure to include a little bit of luxury in each of their highly functional garments. In this case by including a little cashmere and merino into the mix. These knits have a simple aesthetic that has stood the test of time– always reliable for a certain fit and warmth one would expect. This Red Donegal spun wool Crew Neck Sweater was made for Nitty Gritty and bears the perfect weight and fit for me.
"Inis Meain, on one of the Aran Islands outside the coast of Ireland, is a traditional knitting maker that has added a bit of luxury to the process in terms of yarn blends including cashmere and merino to soften the traditional sheep wool. The rugged outdoor lifestyle of the islanders has always inspired fashion designers and this little company took it all back to the roots and made an international fashion brand out of a true traditional values and habits."
• 70% Merino Wool
• 30% Cashmere
• Ribbed Collar, Cuffs & Hem
• Specially Made for Nitty Gritty
• Made in Ireland